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's fiscal outlook. we have cut the deficit in half as a share of the economy, experiencing the fastest fury of deficit reduction since the demobilization of world war ii. the budget continues this progress. bringing deficits down to a share of the economy to 2% by 2023 and putting the debt on a declining path. we've seen a notable and significant decline in health care spending growth over the last few years, in part due to the affordable care act, we know that over the long run, the growth of the health care costs continues to be our nation's most pressing fiscal challenge. that is why the budget builds on the savings and reforms to health reform law with additional measures to strengthen medicare and medicaid and encourage high-quality and efficient health care. we also know that revenue has to be a part of the solution to our nation's long-term fiscal challenges. given the aging of our population and the declining ratio of workers to retirees, we will need additional revenue to maintain our commitment to seniors, while also making the investments that are needed to grow our economy and e
time as governor. in my understanding the 2014 budget would reduce the projected deficit. general expenses were down by nearly $200 million during the second half of last year and expected revenue is up. the governor has made these efforts with the goal of having a balanced budget by 2015, something we could all work towards. a goal that i applaud as you know, as i understand and have seen progress is being made. the senate should do everything that we can to encourage economic development across our country, including in the commonwealth of puerto rico. we need to work as partners in the con -- in confronting its high energy costs, double-digit unemployment and continuing resolution. as we support self-determination, we should ensure that our focus on political status does not prevent us from addressing the immediate economic needs of the commonwealth of puerto rico. i want to thank you for the time to speak and join my colleague on this important issue and senator wicker, i look forward for your support of a fair and open process in looking forward to working with you on this. m
deficit has been cut in half. it allows us to meet our obligations to future generations. from the heard president, deficit picture is looking better. much so that levels will be below where they were before the budget crisis. >> how do republicans react to away from the emphasis on deficit reduction act out >? >> john baeder came out and said that this was the most irresponsible budget yet of the obama has proposed. the president laster put out an all french to republicans and said he was willing to make changes to social security, medicare and other entitlement programs. those are all gone this year. for republicans to look at these budgets in the lines of what the established last year in terms of topline numbers under the agreement, this budget is something that will not move in the house of republicans. are viewed asts more of political documents as opposed to policy proposals. >> that really is right. especially this year. yep midterms coming up in november. the white house wanted to lay out policy priorities going forward to follow through on over the next eight months. the presid
, and they really do look at me like i'm on medication when i tell them, the deficit is falling pretty sharply. this mode of fiscal restraint is grossly underappreciated. i will talk about that in a minute or two. this mood of fiscal restraint will persist as long as one thing continues and that is republican control of the house. toill leave it to dr. cook give us his analysis of where the houses added after the 2014 election. i think this theme has legs and will continue for quite some time. before this,d me what about all the gridlock in washington? i would agree that we look dysfunctional in this city but i would also say that we have had some fairly interesting breakthroughs in the last two or three months. we got a budget deal with paul ryan and patty murray. i think paul ryan is growing as a politician, not as reflexively conservative. i think he was willing to even look at some modest revenue increases. we got a farm bill. it wasn't great but we got a farm bill and most importantly, you see clear signs from the republican leadership in the house that they did not want a crisis over the
he is recommending for each show agency and the deficit projections for 10 years. they say it will be low work, but how to make at work. obama will not be including the chain cpi proposal. inflation is measured that would have the effect of lowering social security benefits and other federal benefits. the aarp andsed by liberals in congress. arguing itthat out, was a all a branch for republicans. not willing to do a big deal on the deficit in order to get things under control. by taking that out, they will lose 230 billion or so in deficit reduction. already we know one of the ways will be assuming the senate passes and immigration overall. go much does that cost you these are the kinds of things we will be looking for. perhaps the least effective budgets we have seen in years because congress are it has a toplines appropriations number for this year. they are are ready holding hearings. this is entitlement overhaul out of the midterm. how is the budget actually released today, and to are the surrogates that the white house is sending to capitol hill over the next coming da
applaud the fact there is over $200 billion of deficit reduction in the affordable care act if we can find additional savings and replace lost revenue, we are certainly open to that discussion. i rise in celebration of having width stood 50 repeal votes. we are ready for the next 50. we use these opportunities to highlight the american people on the benefits of the affordable care act. and to say we are ready to have a real discussion with republicans to exert our legislative privilege to make changes. in the absence of that we applaud the president in using the ability that is we gave him under the act to help make sure the affordable care act truly makes health care more affordable for american families. i reserve the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from colorado reserves. the gentleman from texas. mr. burgess: i yield myself two minutes. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized, two minutes. mr. burgess: mr. speaker, here's the affordable care act. the president said it's the law of the land. how does it describe the effective date for the individu
not a wit of care to the working and unemployed. they talk about obsessions with deficits and debt. and then they refuse to raise revenue in any form or fashion. >> advertisement reform with the chained cpi last year. they don't back him when he is trying to do what they say they want to do. >> they predicate their position on ignorance. and nobody actually calling them out. i mean, the sound that you played at the beginning of this segment, that's the -- that's all you need to know about the republican party. on the one hand, on the other hand. and in the meantime, if you ever ask them for a meaningful piece of policy, of governable policy, they have nothing. >> you know the guy's running around a big arena, trying to get to the farthest right. well, they always want to be the hardest rail to the right. take a look at lindsey graham here, who seems oftentimes a reasonable guy, but he is so scared of looking reasonable because it will get him killed in south carolina. on twitter he wrote today, isn't it original? it started with benghazi. when you kill americans and nobody pays a p
the deficit. most important of all, it is about energy independence for our country. it is about working with canada and producing energy in this country so that we get our energy here locally rather than having to get it from the middle east. that is what americans want. they want us to be energy secure in this country. to do that, we need to produce more energy like we are doing in my state of north dakota and montana across the border. movepipeline would mode -- that loyal as well as canadian oil. it is about producing oil here, or getting it from our closest friend and neighbor, canada, rather than being dependent on the middle east. classification you to have to wait on a pipeline, how safe israel transportation of these products versus pipeline transportation? is it.that we are becoming more energy secure. it is great. it is jobs and what people want. to go with that energy, we need infrastructure. that infrastructure includes pipelines as well as moving products safely by train or truck. the keystone xl will take 500 trucks a day off rose in western north dakota. it is a safety is
, the deficits are going on and they are ridiculous. cut the military budgets, they do not have the money for different things. i live in baltimore city. years lived here over 33 and our mayor is such a manipulator. this is how bad it is. mayoryears ago, our manipulator that she is, she is good at selling stuff. million dollars in federal funds for infrastructure and used them to pave the roads in the downtown district, which were not in bad shape, so they could meet the requirements to have a race on labor day. what it really was, the organizers of open wheel racing -- it failed for three years. the second year she told these whopping lies about the revenue. host: julian, greensboro, north carolina. caller: it is your responsible to invest in infrastructure as the government. if you look back in the industrial revolution, the technological advances in transportation would have been impossible without the investment of private investors. the government has not been one to advance the technology. it is up to private investors to put that money out. if you look at your report card, 3.6 tril
mentioning it. we are reducing the budget deficit through the aca. i know our colleagues on the other side of the aisle are very careful about budget issues. good, they should be. well health care costs are declining and declining significantly. some of that is due to the recession but almost every expert says much of that is due to the aca. national health care expenditures for instance in 2012 grew by 3.7%, meaning that the growth from 2009 to 2012 was the slowest since government collected information and that was in the 60s. the percentage of health care spending for the first time, the percentage of gdp actually shrunk from 17.3 to 17.2. at the same time the solvency of medicare's hospital insurance fund decreased and costs cut. so this is great news. the bottom line, i know our colleagues on the other side of the aisle think they hit political gold when they attacked the aca and called for its appeal but the american people don't want repeal and secondly as we move on in time the positives of the aca will become more apparent. the negatives that people perceive of aca will decline an
. the white house has made the case that the president's/two deficit has been mitigated. 's slash toidents deficit has been mitigated. on the front page of "the washington post," the republican response. the budget from the republicans will focus on welfare reform. a 204yan will publish page critique, questioning the efficacy of dozens of initiatives and underscoring where republicans say consolidation or spending reductions are needed. democrats line. caller: my name is patrick. i want to talk about the guy that just called talking about the revolt that he wants people to revolt in america. this guy is sitting on his high somewhere,e suburbs eating snickers bars. we are not going to go there. ukraine is a part of russia. it has been a part of russia for the last couple hundred years. we all know that. america, the european union, they have no business in the affairs of russia and ukraine. america needs to clean up its own house before you can go overseas. those folks are fighting for independence. host: that as a last call. we continue on with our discretion about ukraine. josh rogin will
the deficit, is true as well. c.b.o. tells us that from the ten-year period covering the enactment of the law to a decade later, we're going to save about $1.2 trillion beyond what we additionally estimated. current trajectories we are going to be $250 billion under c.b.o.'s initial estimate for federal health care expenditures on an annual basis. that's big savings to the taxpayers, and when you combine that with the millions of americans who have coverage, you can see how the affordable care act is working. now, there is still work to do, and there are going to be debates on the floor of the senate about ways in which we could change and fix the affordable care act. we're reordering 1/6 of the american economy. there is no doubt going to be bumps along the road and no doubt going to be places where we can find bipartisan agreement on how we can fix the act, make it work even better. but the answer from our republican colleagues has been pretty simple so far. it has been to simply repeal the law. they say they want to repeal and replace it, but we have yet to see any evidence of that replace
. it was about $11 billion in deficit this year. the new government in kiev said the country is going to need about $35 billion over the next two years just to survive. the i.m.s. is working on a plan along with the european union and united states, saying they're going to try and help but can't do anything until there is a government in place because an official government hahas to those kind of requests and the e.u. and i.m.f. can't negotiate with anything other than official governments. they need a prim minister, a cabinet and that's all underway. it's supposed to be in place by thursday but still a long road ahead for ukraine. >> all right, jennifer glasse in ukraine, thank you very much. in our next hour, we will be taking a closer look at ukraine's former prime minister and her role in shape that go countries future. these are live images coming out of parliament in ukraine and as you can see, the tensions there still exist. also viktor yanukovych still a man on the run. >> the u.s. state department is expelling three venezuelan diplomats, just days after a group of american officials
amendment, legislation i support that will not add to the deficit. i amal cosponsor of this legislation, which provides -- i am a cosponsor of this legislation, which provides advanced appropriations for v.a. mandatory accounts, improves services and benefits for victims of military sexual trauma, enhances benefits for survivors and dependents of deceased or disabled veterans, encourages the hiring of veterans, and unlike the sanders' bill is fully paid for. as for the iran sanctions language in the burr amendment, as i noted yesterday, there is significant disagreement between the president and many members from both parties in both the house and the senate concerning the best way to prevent iran from acquiring a nuclear weapon. the iranian regime has carried out its best attempt at a charm offensive to forestall not only the implementation but the legislative consideration of even tougher sanctions, should the regime fail to fulfill its commitments, according to november's interim agreement. the interim agreement included a joint plan of action, agreed to by iran. according to that jo
at home than we buy from the rest of the world. we have cut our deficits by more than half since i took office. and for the first time in over a decade business leaders around the world have declared that china's no longer the world's number one place to invest. america is. we have made great progress, but we must do more to rebuild our economy and new foundation for growth and prosperity. i believe that what unites the people of this nation, regardless of race or region or party, young or old, rich or poor, is the simple profound belief in opportunity for all. the notion that if you work hard and take responsibility you can get ahead. that belief has suffered some serious blows. over more than three decades, even before the great recession hit, massive shifts in technology and global competition have eliminated good middle-class jobs and weakened the economic foundations that families depend on. today after four years of economic growth, corporate profits and stock prices have rarely been higher and those at the top have never done better. but average wages have barely budget. inequali
discrimination by insurance companies, that will reduce the deficit, they need to bring it up for a vote, but they do not have solutions. what they want to do is deny health insurance coverage to millions of americans. that's a shame. and i think we are wasting our time today voting again to turn our backs on the bill that will offer so much to the american people. don't we have anything else to do? all we seem to do is deny science, which is the bill that will be coming up next, the republicans want to stop e.p.a. from dealing with the climate change issue, or denying the rights of people to get health insurance. which the republicans have voted over and over again to do. i urge we vote no on this bill and yield back the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from michigan reserves. the gentlewoman from kansas is recognized. ms. jenkins: madam speaker, i'd like to yield two minutes to the gentleman from texas, chairman kevin brady, our chair of the ways and means health subcommittee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from texas is recognized. mr. brady: madam sp
to address the debt and deficit. his vice president told democrats at their retreat that they have no interest and won't push for trade promotional authority. and the president has said his focus will be going around congress instead of working with it. so we have two options. we can follow the president's lead and pack it in for the year, just wait for the election, or we can pursue our own vision and continue to present alternatives to the mess that the president has brought us over the last five years. and that's exactly what we will do. we'll lead and our members will not shy away from advancing better solutions for the american people. it's why our ways and means chairman has commenced a discussion about how to reform our broken tax system. that's why our leaders have outlined a vision for how we would tackle immigration reform. that's why chairman ryan will write a balanced budget that helps save our entitlement programs. and it's why our members will offer an alternative when it comes to obamacare. we'll offer better solutions on jobs, job training, education, and a host of
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